[Athen] Has anyone worked with ANSYS

Hall, Enjie Enjie.Hall at utoledo.edu
Thu Sep 29 12:48:51 PDT 2016


I had a similar experience where Ansys refused to include accessibility language. At UT, we ask the department to write a justification for purchases for which the vender refuses to include accessibility language to determine if an exception can be made. We asked who will be using the software and what functionality does this software provide that is not available with another option. I received the following response, “This software can do so many simulations that is impossible to do with any other software.” I found that it is common for engineering software to not be able to make visual aspects completely accessible but they can most certainly make the interface accessible and offer multiple modes to enter information to create simulations.

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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:47 AM
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Subject: [Athen] Has anyone worked with ANSYS

Dear Colleagues,

Has anyone worked with ANSYS on their campus. ANSYS is Engineering Simulation Software used by multiple Engineering disciplines. They've refuse to add any compliance language to our contracts. Is this software that needs an exemption because it's not technically feasible to make accessible?


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